Principal/Associate Planner DCO

Ireland, North West, Scotland, UK Wide, Flexible Home Working • £55K to £80K + Significant Bens • Ref: JSM 1155

EIA - Environmental Impact Assessment, Town Planning

Posted 22nd February 2024

Fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Planning professional to join this award-winning planning and environmental consultancy.

This exceptional opportunity would suit an Associate or Principal level individual looking to take their career to the next level. This role will see you working on a broad variety of projects, with the main focus being on Shore Renewable Energy.  You will form part of a well-established and growing multi-disciplinary planning and environmental consultancy known for their exceptional culture and projects.  This is an exciting time to join the organisation due to exciting plans for growth moving forward.

The successful candidate will work on a wide variety of projects, with the main focus on renewable energy developments. Prospective candidates will be expected to have excellent report writing skills, be well organised with meticulous attention to detail, while also being able to manage a varied workload.

This role will be a pivotal position within the company and offer significant influence in the growth of the team and wider business.

The successful candidate will work on a wide variety of projects, with the main focus on renewable energy developments. Prospective candidates will be expected to have excellent report writing skills and be well organised with meticulous attention to detail.  My client is seeking an enthusiastic person who is keen to play a key role across a range of projects, delivering exceptional results for clients.


My client has offices in Warrington, Glasgow, Ballymena and Kildare, but also open to having staff based remotely.

Responsibilities & Tasks

·       Pre-application advice, submissions and attendance
·       Project Management and delivery of Site Appraisals, Planning Statements, EIAs, etc
·       Stakeholder Engagement and Management
·       Co-ordinating in-house consultants and liaising with clients
·       Organising and conducting site visits, team meetings and scheduling work
·       Sub-contractor management
·       Preparing and submitting planning applications
·       Tender and Fee Proposal production

Ideally You Will Have The Following

·       Relevant degree
·       Desire to or already working towards membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) or the Irish Planning Institute (IPI)
·       Demonstrable experience of the successful delivery and management of projects
·       Excellent working knowledge of the Irish Planning system
·       The successful candidate will be required to produce reports for clients and so attention to detail, reliability, and good organisational skills are essential
·       Ability to project manage multi-disciplinary teams and multiple projects simultaneously
·       Full driving license
·       Own transport
·       Chartered Member with RTPI or IPI
·       Experience in the production of fee proposals or tenders
·       Proactive networker
·       Solar farm and/or wind energy experience

Rewards & Benefits

My client offers a highly competitive salary along with a range of exciting benefits.  This is an exceptional opportunity to join an ambitious business with significant growth plans ahead.  My client offers a lot of training as well as great scope for progression and reward.  You will have significant input in to the growth and development of the business. 

Even if you are cautiously looking, I would recommend a discreet conversation to find out more about the firm and the role.

Contact Us

If you are interested in finding out more about this position or similar roles and would like a discreet non-committal chat, please contact Jeremy Money (  However, if you have not received a response within with-in one working week, please assume your application has been unsuccessful this time round.  We will confidentially retain your details and inform you of any other suitable opportunities arising should you not be successful in this role.

This is one of a number of exciting positions currently available via JSM Associates.  JSM offers an extensive range of jobs in the areas of Environmental and Sustainability, including ESG, EIA and Ecology, Contaminated Land, Environmental Planning, Air Quality and Noise.

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